Favorite Daytime Show: The Chew

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Good shows are a welcome relief to the summer heat. I like the banter of a great talk-show and The Chewhas a charismatic mix of hosts (some chefs, some just full of charm--yes, Clinton, I'm talking to you) and great ideas for entertaining and just living better. Why not chill and spend summertime with The Chew!

In this episode, Clinton (The cocktail master) whips up a cocktail with beets! Daphne challenges Carla and Michael to a "crazy food combo" challenge. And there's plenty of pop-culture news to keep the trend lovers like me tuning in.

Here's the recipe for the

Beet Cocktail

featured in the show:

1 1/2 ounces Tangerine Vodka
1/2 ounce Ginger syrup (see recipe below)
1/4 ounce Orange Juice
1/4-1/2 ounce Beet JuiceSeltzer to top off drinkRaw Beet (sliced paper thin to garnish)

For the Ginger Syrup:
1 cup coarsely chopped Ginger
1 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Water

In a mixing glass, combine the tangerine vodka, ginger syrup, orange juice, and 1/4-1/2 ounce of beet juice (for color). Add ice and shake vigorously for about 10 seconds. Strain into a Collins glass filled with 3 block ice cubes. Top with seltzer and garnish with the beets.

For the Ginger Syrup: Combine ginger, sugar and water. Simmer over heat for 1 hour, then bottle and let cool.

Helpful Tip:
1. The ginger simple syrup is easy to make in advance, and store in the fridge for an impromptu cocktail or iced tea.

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The Chew celebrates and explores life through food - from cooking to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. Featuring celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly and fresh face of healthy living Daphne Oz, “The Chew” is a leap forward into a delicious new kind of talk show.

Watch The Chew Weekdays at 1e|12p|c on ABC!

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